Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, October 7, 2011 Page: 19 of 68

Prop 8 supporters still
want judge disqualified
JUDGING THE JUDGE | In this July 8, 2009 file photo, Judge Vaughn Walker is seen in his chambers at
the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, Calif. Lawyers for the sponsors of California's voter-
approved same-sex marriage ban have filed briefs with the appeals court asking that Walker's ruling strik-
ing down Prop 8 be invalidated because he is gay. (San Francisco Chronicle, Paul Chinn/Associated Press)
Lawyers file brief claiming Vaughn
Walker's ruling striking down gay
marriage ban should be invalidated
because he is gay and in a
relationship with a man
LISA LEFF I Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — The sponsors of Cali-
fornia's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban
have asked a federal court to invalidate the rul-
ing of the federal judge who struck it down,
saying the judge should be disqualified because
he did not divulge he was in a long-term rela-
tionship with another man.
Lawyers for the Proposition 8's backers filed
their open brief on the issue late Monday Oct.
3, with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in
San Francisco. They claim that another federal
judge erred when he concluded U.S. Chief
Judge Vaughn Walker 's relationship status was
irrelevant to Walker's ability to fairly preside
over the trial on the measure's constitutional-
In their brief, they argue that Walker's impar-
tiality can be questioned because he is "simi-
larly situated" to the plaintiffs who sued to
overturn Proposition 8, two same-Sex couples
in established relationships. They also said that
while Walker has not indicated if he and his
partner wish to marry, research presented as ev-
idence in the trial found that two-thirds of un-
married same-sex couples would tie the knot if
they could.
"Given that Judge Walker was in a long-term,
same-Sex relationship throughout this case (and
for many years before the case commenced), he
■ PROP 8, Page 21
Life is a stage, Be
Norcostco Texas Costumes: 1231 Wyeliff Ave., Ste. 300, Dallas, TX 75207
www.norcostco.com Ph: 214-630-4048
r 4
0- I
Hitler Wants
You... DEAD!
Juan of the Third Reich is an
original story by Eli Hernandez.
What would have happened
to you if the Nazi's had won
World War II?
Find out at
10.07.11 ■ dallasvoice 19

Upcoming Pages

Here’s what’s next.

upcoming item: 20 20 of 68
upcoming item: 21 21 of 68
upcoming item: 22 22 of 68
upcoming item: 23 23 of 68

Show all pages in this issue.

This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.

Citing and Sharing

Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.

Reference the current page of this Newspaper.

Nash, Tammye. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, October 7, 2011, newspaper, October 7, 2011; Dallas, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth239188/m1/19/ocr/: accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.